E. Christina Carrasco
Ms. Carrasco's dedication to helping injured workers stems in part from her family history. In the late 1950s, her grandfather, a Los Angeles underground construction laborer, suffered a workplace accident when a trench cave collapsed leaving him buried alive. His sudden death left his thirteen children and wife vulnerable to the unfair negotiating tactics of the insurance carrier.
To this day, the challenges that her relatives overcame from that unfortunate experience continue to inspire Ms. Carrasco in channeling her talents into every workers’ compensation case. She firmly believes that no family should ever have to go through the complex workers’ compensation process alone.
As a trial attorney, Ms. Carrasco has dedicated over seven years effectively advocating for clients who have suffered injuries on the job before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board in Northern and Southern California. Ms. Carrasco has extensive litigation experience in representing a wide variety of workers, including horse racing professionals, housekeepers, healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, construction workers, city, state, and county employees, and many others.
Case Law Decisions
RECANO V. J BRAND, INC., 2018 CAL. WRK. COMP. P.D. LEXIS 443 (PANEL DECISION)
Ms. Carrasco represented an injured worker who sustained a lumbar spine injury which led to a low back fusion with the need for home healthcare assistance. When the insurance carrier denied ongoing homecare health assistance two months post-surgery; Ms. Carrasco took the matter to court and won, proving that this form of medical treatment was wrongfully denied.
PAZ V. STATE OF CA (2021) ADJ4622929 (PANEL DECISION)
Ms. Carrasco represented an injured worker who had been employed as a housekeeper when the insurance carrier terminated part of her future medical award of home healthcare services despite no change in her condition. Not taking no for an answer, Ms. Carrasco was able to prove that the Defendant was bound by a prior agreement to provide home healthcare services. Ultimately, Ms. Carrasco was able to resolve this case against the insurance carrier for $770,000.
- J.D. University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Dean’s List
- B.S. University of San Francisco
- California State Bar